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Brexit requires a complete reorganisation of trade relations with the EU. What do machinery and plant engineering companies have to prepare for? What will change? The VDMA provides answers to all questions concerning the Brexit.
The digital age also requires the automation of business transactions. This requires pre-formulated contractual terms. German AGB law stands in the way of this.
Europe wants to play a leading role in the development of artificial intelligence (AI). Uniform rules are needed across Europe so that companies can act in a legally secure manner.
The Data Usage Guide provides comprehensive guidance on data sovereignty in mechanical engineering and gives member companies valuable pointers on the contractual regulation of data allocation.
At the beginning of June 2020, the Federal Ministry of Justice presented a new draft law on the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC).
The protection of personal data is also playing an increasingly important role in mechanical engineering. At the latest since the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), hardly any VDMA member can do without a sustainable data protection strategy.
The Covid-19 pandemic raises many issues, such as employment and contract law and tax law. In addition, there are numerous requirements for travel.
In its September 2020 meeting, the Bundesrat criticized the government's draft of the Association Sanctions Act and warns not to overburden small and medium-sized enterprises.
For work assignments within Europe, the three topics of "reporting requirements", "social law: A1 certificate" and "labour law: posting directive" are increasingly coming into focus.
The German federal government examines the extent to which companies based in Germany comply with their human rights due diligence obligations. Decisions on further legal steps are dependent on this.
Export control is sometimes underestimated, sometimes overestimated. VDMA members can get advice and help from the VDMA to identify and comply with export restrictions and avoid unnecessary expense.
In a judgment dated 25.09.2020, file number 3 O 261/20 (BeckRS 2020, 27363), the Regional Court of Paderborn was, in the perception of the VDMA, the first German court to expressly consider the Corona pandemic as a case of "force majeure" in the light of a so-called force majeure clause.
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